Democrats won all 59 judicial races in Harris county in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In one of the most eye-catching and significant results, the long-time incumbent Republican county judge, Ed Emmett – in effect, the county’s chief executive – lost to Lina Hidalgo, a 27-year-old first-time candidate who immigrated from Colombia as a teenager.
This Latino family was detained by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for approximately four hours, without any reason to believe that they had committed a crime. During the detention, the deputy – who announced that he was looking for “illegals” – confiscated the family’s passports and valid immigration documents, and repeatedly threatened the father, Marcos Martinez, with losing his lawful permanent residency if he did not admit to possessing drugs. Despite two invasive searches and extensive questioning during last year’s stop, no drugs or any other evidence of criminal activity was found. The family’s only “crime” was that they looked Latino.
Post learns that former Financial Times editor was turned away after nearly four hours of questioning, with ‘no explanation given’ by authorities
Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker issue new restrictive regulation
On Tuesday, voters who once elected Barack Obama as President woke up from their 24-month nightmare, and found many other Americans also want a return to civility, inclusiveness and the wise use of taxpayers’ money, writes Micheline Maynard.
Andy Factor survived the “night of broken glass” in Germany in 1938 and can still recall the shattering noise. But exactly 80 years later, it’s the rising sound of white nationalism that has him scared.
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If Ms. Sanders was so offended by that physical contact, what did she have to say when her boss praised as “my kind of guy” Representative Greg Gianforte of Montana, who was sentenced to anger management classes and community service for body-slamming a Guardian reporter last spring? What is most alarming in the Acosta incident is its illustration of the extent of Mr. Trump’s ignorance of the role of a free press in American tradition and democracy, and of the president’s role in defending it. Nobody would argue that the news media is infallible, and that, in the terrible polarization of American society, news reporters would feel targeted for attack for doing their jobs. Mr. Acosta, for one, has been outspoken in his frustration with the White House press operation.
The newly installed head of the Justice Department, Matthew G. Whitaker, espoused views that a constitutional scholar called “internally contradictory” and “ignorant.”